In case you missed it, the new year arrived on schedule at one second after midnight, December 31st. You get another chance to start fresh. Make resolutions. Learn something new. Make a seismic change in your life. Or, you can continue down the same old path. Thinking it’s too late to try. Grumbling. Ornery. Perhaps overweight. Perhaps unhealthy.
Well. Think again. It is never too late to map out a plan to achieve the best health of your life.
A lifestyle change dedicated to eating healthy and staying active has been shown to deliver numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood sugar, reduced cholesterol, and decreased blood pressure. A healthy lifestyle can also lower your risk of serious health issues such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
At Men’s Health Atlanta, Zack Charkawi, M.D. will work with you to devise the best health plan to accomplish this lifestyle change. Dr. Charkawi is a recognized expert in balancing and improving his patients’ physical and mental health.
Healthy Eating Choices
Healthy eating choices are part of this total lifestyle change. Make sure to focus on thinking about what can be eaten and not on what can’t. Try to eat the right amount of calories for your age and height. Healthy food choices include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed dairy products, and protein foods such as seafood, eggs, lean poultry and meats, beans, nuts, seeds, peas, and natural soy products.
Remember to avoid refined starches and grains, salt, added sugars and saturated fats. For optimum health, limit your intake of alcohol and quit smoking.
Staying active through an exercise routine offers way more than better health and an improved physique. Exercise has been shown to prevent disease, increase energy, reduce stress, and create a stronger heart.
To achieve these benefits requires an adequate amount of physical exercise. A good rule of thumb is 2 to 3 hours a week. Dr. Charkawi recommends starting at a comfortable level, especially if you have never been active before. As your body adapts to this lifestyle change the workouts will get easier the more you exercise. This will allow you to gradually increase the amount and level of your routine over time.
The Right Activity Helps
Finding an activity that you enjoy encourages more daily activity and motivation for staying with your plan. Yoga, biking, hiking, swimming, and sports like tennis, basketball or golf are perfect choices.
The ideal plan involves aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. Aerobic activities make the heart beat faster. Muscle-strengthening exercises obviously improve muscle strength.
Create A Plan
Dr. Charkawi is renowned for his preventative practices including anti-aging services for men. He has been providing a balanced approach to his patients for improving their health for two decades.
Men’s Health Atlanta can be found in Johns Creek close to Highway 141 (Peachtree Parkway). It is located right across from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Hospital Parkway at the McGinnis Ferry Road intersections. Zack Charkawi, M.D. is accepting new patients from numerous counties such as North Fulton, South Forsyth, Gwinnett and the adjoining North Atlanta regions like Dawsonville, Duluth, Roswell, Cumming, Alpharetta, Suwanee and Johns Creek.
Special Note: This post is not intended as medical or professional advice. If you have any questions about how to make your lifestyle and get on the road to the best health of your life, make an appointment at Men’s Health Atlanta with Zack Charkawi, M.D.
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